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the storm hit a week ago. it taxed transit systems to the limit in new york city, connecticut and parts of new jersey >> we keep missing trains because it's so packed you can't enter the trains >> reporter: lines stretched for blocks as thousands of people tried to get to work. trains from new jersey to new york remained out, but key subway lines connecting manhattan to brooklyn und the east river were open. and the statten island ferry was running. >> i don't think it's really normal for anyone right now. we have so much on our minds right now especially for those who have family that lost everything, you know. not normal yet. >> reporter: the trarns it challenges came on top of a cold night for thousands of people still without power with temperatures dropping into the 30s. >> we have hot soup, hot chocolate, blank hes, cleaning supplies >> reporter: some 1.4 million homes and businesses across seven states still were in the dark. well more than 700,000 of those were in new jersey where governor chris christie visited with victims and volunteers today. >> there's still 760,000 people,
system. not everybody is happy about mayor bloomberg's decision to green light the annual new york city marathon. that's happening this weekend. many new yorkers, they believe the city should focus its energy and its resources on recovery and cleanup, while others agree with the mayor that the city has to go on, and the race is going to be good for business. the storm knocked out power in heavily damaged buildings in each of new york's five burroughs. the race is set for sunday. local politicians, even some runners, they are calling on the mayor to postpone this marathon. we are actually waiting to hear from the mayor, mayor bloomberg, in a minute now. he is going to be having a press conference, giving an update on everything that's taking place in his city, recovery efforts. we are going to bring that to you live. you're seeing live pictures there. he will go to the podium and answer questions and provide as much information as possible about where the city stands now. >>> it is the final countdown in the battleground states that could decide the next president. we'll hear from presid
by sandy's fierce winds in new york city. officials say it could take up to 36 hours to finish that job. in the aftermath of super storm sandy, getting back to normal seems like a distant reality. survivors pleading for basic necessities. most importantly, power. one young lady, she's 11 years old. her family lives on one of the only powered blocked in hoboken, nnk nj. with the assistance of her dad, she set up a pop-up internet cafe and charging station right in front of her house allowing dozens of people to get back on the grid. if only for just a few minutes and return for a suggested donation. lucy is making her mark. she spoke to me earlier about what she's doing with that money. >> all the money we raised, which is $392, we were going to donate to the red cross. and we also received a generous donation of $2500 from someone who was going to run the marathon, but, since it was cancelled, he donated all the money he would have spent going to the marathon and donated it to the red cross. lucy says about 100 people visited her charging station. we'll get to super storm sandy in just
is changing how the increase in extreme weather we have experienced in new york city may or may not be the result it should compel all elected leaders to take action. governor bloomberg rates we need leadership from the white house. president obama has taken major steps to reduce our current consumption, including higher fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks. he notes that mitt romney, too, has a history of toppling climate change. he signed onto a regional cap and trade plan that would reduce carbon emissions. he could not be more right, but since then he has reversed course, abandoning the very program he once supported. this issue is too important. we need leadership of the national level to move the world and nation forward. that is michael bloomberg endorsing president obama over the issue of climate change and the hurricane sandy fallout. lots of news stories coming from the fallout. the hurricane death toll has been rising. the hurricane sandy death toll now above the 90 and rising as emergency workers canvas flood and fire-ravaged neighborhoods. police say at lea
on his head. >> gretchen: 5:00 p.m. east coast time the mayor of new york city says by the way, let's not have that new york city marathon and have all these runners run around people who don't have power,s who houses are in smither reasons, whose case in some cases with missing or killed. let's not have race anymore. such outrage when the mayor said we are going to go ahead wanted ahead with this. they had two humongous generators power the tents at central park for the people to come and party for the marathon and yet, hundreds and -- thousands of people don't have power here in new york city. >> brian: how about people in hotels living there don't have anywhere else to live being kicked out somebody wants to run 2.6 miles from bolivia. >> steve: from bolivia to owe oblivious to it all. the mayor said said it's on. rude ran the race after september 11th. of course that was a month and a half later. this is the same week that the biggest storm that has ever hit new york city hit new york city. here are people reacting to the mayor caving on the marathon. >> people need water. and i
. at least 19 people, and that is almost half of the total for the entire toll for new york city, a and there is no light. there is no heat. there is no power. food now has been running short. fear has been running high. just listen to this woman. >> we are going to die if we get killed with the weather. we are going to die. we are going to the freeze. we have 90-year-old people. we are going to die. you don't understand. you have to get your trucks here on this corner, now. >> we are trying to get to you -- >> this is three days. >> the man to whom donna solli was pouring out her heart was new york's senior senator charles schumer who was on a tour of staten island, and even for those of us who live in the new york area, the death and the destruction unleashed by sandy and the pain and the fear of the recovery process are really difficult to completely comprehend. take for instance all of the people working behind me who are coming to work and seeing this as they pass by. no gas. people are lining up everywhere with cans and if they are not sitting in their cars for hours to wai
for mere survival is playing out in a new york borough of this country's largest city 3 1/2 days after the onslaught of superstorm sandy. the extent of the devastation in staten island, and the desperation there is only now coming into focus. take for instance the death toll alone. at least 19 people, and that is almost half of the total for the entire toll for new york city, a and there is no light. there is no heat. there is no power. food now has been running short. fear has been running high. just listen to this woman. >> we are going to die if we get killed with the weather. we are going to die. we are going to the freeze. we have 90-year-old people. we are going to die. you don't understand. you have to get your trucks here on this corner, now. >> we are trying to get to you -- >> this is three days. >> the man to whom donna solli was pouring out her heart was new york's senior senator charles schumer who was on a tour of staten island, and even for those of us who live in the new york area, the death and the destruction unleashed by sandy and the pain and the fear of the recover
: new york city kids went back to school, the big apple subways up and running, and the gas lines still long but getting shorter as the new supply makes its way to the battered storm zone. in the hard hit rockaways neighborhood, this woman is at her breaking point. >> eight days. the mayor talks. the governor says the sun is out today. who cares? who cares if the sun is out today. get us the services that everybody need out here. we are desperate. >> reporter: after the storm, jane stayed behind with her elderly parents. the ambulance for her mother couldn't make it through the sand-clogged streets. >> i have resorted to putting on the gas jets on the stove. >> among the 1.4 million people without power in the weak of hurricane sandy. 115,000 right here in new york city. with temperatures expected to dip below freezing, hypothermia is a threat especially for the elderly and young children. sandy's death toll its at 106 people. 40 in new york city alone. and the cold brings fresh fear. >> nypd patrol officers would use loud speakers to urge people to go where they can be warm. >> shelter
will be deployed around the new york city area to alleviate the gas shortages. drivers will be able to fill up directly from the tankers. new yorkers can also get around the city a little easier now as well. >> 80% of the subway service has been restored. that is under literally, under one week, 80% of the subway service has been restored from what was horrendous damage. >> across the river in new jersey, there is gas rationing in 12 counties in an effort to cut don on wait times there. people have been waiting there in long lines for hours to gas up cars and get fuel for their generators. >> our jim clancy is in long beach, new jersey, which is on the jersey shore. it's very windy, and that cold front that is apparently going to move in this weekend, jim, give me an idea of what's happening there in terms of people trying to recover, pick up the pieces, move on, what? >> there's a major push going on long beach island today. they have brought in scores of heavy pieces of heavy equipment, utility trucks that are trying to repair some of the electrical lines, the overheadlines. this is long bea
in an odd number, and tomorrow drivers with tags ending in an even number can fill up in new york city. with all the power outages, only a quarter of gas stations are operating. that causes long lines, of course, which officials say has caused panic buying and hoarding. >> it has worked well in new jersey and although the shortages are more severe here because we're further down the supply chain, we help it will mitigate the worse of our problems. >> there's good news in staten island, fema's mobile office is open again following the nor'easter this week. >>> very special arrival in new york in the wake of superstorm sandy. a fire truck named the spirit of louisiana being pulled into long beach from the bayou state. it was built 11 years ago and sent to new york as a replacement truck after the 9/11 attacks. it was then sent back to louisiana to help after hurricane katrina. the truck will now help in new york. >>> 11 minutes after 7:00 on this friday morning. increased efforts to battle a big problem in d.c. schools. students who don't show up. coming up next, details of one idea on t
and the weather is getting worse and they are hungry and waiting for rescue. the new york city marathon is ready to begin, as it always does in staten island. look at picture of the "new york post" abuse of power. what you see are two huge generators for power from the marathon. they have heated tents using to get ready for the marathon. the big question on the paper is this abuse of power, massive generators while new york city suffers? something to think about. mayor bloomberg is expected to speak at 1230. yesterday he thought the marathon was a good idea. a lot of people are thinking perhaps that is rethought. perhaps that is what he will say at 12:30. bill: these are big decisions. the auto industry front and center, you know that. governor romney preparing to hit the battleground state of ohio. both campaigns going full throttle in the final stretch, crisscrossing a number of key swing states. sometimes landing at airport when the other guy is taking off. john roberts is live in ohio where the governor will attend a ral later this afternoon. little me more about romney's message in the fina
, two days ago they promised to send the generators from the canceled new york city marathon to areas destroyed by sandy. >> and be clear that all of the assets that this marathon currently has, generators, other equipment, good, water, will be redeployed to people who need it. >> steve: oh, really? this morning's new york post reporting that some of the generators sat idle all day yesterday on saturday. in a rental company parking lot out in new jersey, not helping anybody. on top of that, ten heaters were hooked up in a medical tent for the marathon, even though, they were never used and nobody was there. >> sponsors evidently pressured them to cancel the marathon, believe it or not and you have something else. >> steve: apparently the police and firefighters were not going to work it, that's why they canceled it. >> brian: a former top aide to hillary clinton throwing her support to mitt romney? she was a state director for clinton when clinton was a senator and says, quote, governor romney has a plan to restore the prosperity the country deserves and respects and work with people
of the world trade center. the giant crown is finally on its way to new york city. 408 feet tall, it's being hauled to new york from canada by land and barges by sea. it's in 18 pieces right now. take about three months to build once it is here. >>> another picture tonight. you remember that movie, "up" and now a man taking that movie to real life heights. jonathan trappe recreating a movie scene flying in a small house, right here, attached to helium balloons. he says this is just the beginning. he plans to ditch the house and cross the atlantic in a lifeboat that will float in the air well above the water, attached to an even larger cluster of balloons. >>> something else soaring tonight. the number that makes the "instant index." $325 million. that's the amount of the power ball jackpot. right now, the fourth large nest power ball history. and it's only going to get bigger by tomorrow night. could make someone very thankful this holiday weekend. we love for you to tweet us @dianesawyer, @davidmuir, what catches your eye. >>> and when we come back on the broadcast tonight, a tv dad and tha
, some polling sites in new york city are being relocated or combined because of the storm damage. voters in some counties may get an extra day to cast ballots if disruptions from the storm keep enough of them from showing up. we have a reporter at a high school in brooklyn that is doubling as a shelter for sandy evacuees. tomorrow it will be a voting site as well. how are preparations going there? >> reporter: good morning. we should mention first off that new york city public school students will be heading back to school today for the first time since hurricane sandy except at schools like the one behind me. we're at brooklyn tech high school as you mentioned. right now, it is serving as an emergency shelter for those with special medical needs. i was just inside. i'm happy to report the heat is on. it is working. it is toasty inside, as a matter of fact. evacuees are staying on cots inside classrooms throughout the school. but you're right, tomorrow it will double as a polling site. in that way, it is unique. it is the only school in new york city that will double as a shelter and a p
the storm has forced a lot of debris out. this is from 8 avenue in new york city check out the front of this brown building. this is the before. this is the after. the entire wall of this apartment complex has fallen down. finally, this entrance to the parking garage. this is the before and this is the same after. several cars sticking out of the water. in san francisco, kron 4 news. >> we will be following the latest recovery efforts and a quick check of the weather in the bay area. >> good morning, james. happy friday it is a bit cooler. for the north bay valleys and temperatures are on the cool side. downtown san francisco as we take a look at the visibility. less than 1 mi. with less than 2 mi. you could have issues of the visibility on highway no. 37. not that bad for the east shore line. but pretty clear conditions for oakland and hayward if your commuted abroad s f o. let us take a look at the bigger picture. the satellite showing a cool front situated over the pacific northwest. what that is doing is bringing a lot of cool air into the bay area. with that, local dense fog. th
. >> those who couldn't run in new york city, go to pensacola. >> we'll be using some of the money for charity here. also a shot line that always works. >> what's that? >> when i was in congress -- >> no, i'd be laid out drunk on the floor. forget it. all right. bye. >> by the way, we'll see you at the 92 street "y" tomorrow morning. >> up next "the daily rundown" with chuck ed todd. >> chuck? >>> cue remote. we have a new national poll plus brand-new numbers from battleground virginia. who is telling us they'll turn out on tuesday and which candidate will like the sound of that more? this morning top advocates from both sides,enator kelly ayotte. and there's senator dick durbin, the president's home state confident and one of the first people who pushed him to run for president. plus, if you were gambling on the gridiron predicting tuesday's winner, you may have to think again just like the country. alabama and lsu and the redskins gave us a 50/50 split. good morning from democracy plaza it in new york city. one day left, folks. one day morning. this is "the daily rundown." i'm ch
on the campaign trail with five days to go. new york city commuters enduring hours and hours -- normally we have an hour, hour and a half commute, that is not unusual for new yorkers. we are talking four, five hour commutes in bumper-to-bumper traffic to get in and do their jobs. like everyone else in the country the folks that work in manhattan need their paychecks. we are seeing vehicles packing the gas stations that still have fuel. some waiting in lines that are miles long but patients is not long it is short and it is getting shorter by the day. trace gallagher following the traffic nightmare, trace. >> reporter: before i show you more of the crazy pictures megyn and they are crazy i want to give you the problem in a nutshell, the new york metro area gets 25% of its gas from two refineries, those refineries are shut down. the new york harbor 20% comes through the new york harbor it's shut down. the gulf coast pipeline 15% comes through that, that is now shut down. 60% of the gas that comes in that region is not getting in, and so what happens is the reason you have these long lines you're a
between d.c. and new york city this morning. amtrak's president hopes they will be able to resume service between new york and boston later today. they are in talks to borrow trains from canada to provide more service to hard hit parts of new jersey and new york. there's progress in new york's flooded subway tunnels. crews are slowly getting the water pumped out. there's still no word on when service through lower manhattan is expected to be up and running. the entire system is running on limited service. >>> the largest marathon in the country, the new york city marathon will go on as planned sunday morning. this has become a big source of controversy. the group in charge says they turned the event into a fund-raiser to help the victims of sandy. some says it trivializes those there. there will be a 20% drop off from last year due to the storm. the thing about the storm, it runs right through manhattan. >> that race. >> that race. that marathon runs right through manhattan, just where the storm ran through. >> i think it goes through owl five burros. a lot of folks think it's a good idea
. killing more than 100 people. mass transit expected to be packed this morning. new york city commuters and students tried to go back-to-school, work for the first time in new jersey only half of the school districts are open, power restored to about 80% of new york state. more wet and windy weather is predicted wednesday, mike was talking that nor'easter forcing 10 -- tens of thousands camping in the cold, people in new jersey were rattled by a minor quake 2.0, luckily no reports of damage. >> abc is teaming up with the red cross to help victims of sandy through today's day of giving campaign. amy hollyfield is live at pier 54 in san francisco with information on how easy it is to help. >> reporter: the bay area red cross has sent five vehicles to help. that i sent more than 100 volunteers. while there, they are handing out supplies, like these cleaning kits, people need bleach and mops to cleanup the mess left by the storm. they are handing out toiletries. they are handing out water. all dire products and stuff that people need when they are there. however, they don't want you to dona
because of the storm in new york city alone and 24 are in brooklyn, including on coney island where mean residents are more concerned with basic services than finding where their molling place is. these folks are in line if the tenth where they are giving out food and water and diapers and other supplies and taking applications for federal aid, 206,000 people have signed up. buses are here to provide warmth for those what do not have heat and mobile medical centers are here so people can get the medical care. and beyond that you have large public housing buildings and many of them are still without power. but the residents do not want to leave because they are concern about their possessions. there is a lot of water damage around here in coney island and in brooklyn, in general. there is work on utilities to restore power and they have made progress. hundreds of thousands are in the character, 700,000 in new york without power and the numbers have improved and they are using utility crews to make that happen. the military officers are on the ground and helicopters flew over new york city
is a major issue, in all the devastated communities. meanwhile, hundreds of would-be new york city marathoners volunteered yesterday. take a look at this. they were helping distribute aid to victims of sandy on staten island. the marathon was canceled due to the impact of the storm. it's very generous of them. and today a military court in washington state will hear details of the case against army staff sergeant robert bales. he's accused of a drunken shooting rampage that left 16 afghanis dead. today's testimony will feature testimony via teleconference. >>> sunday night football action. the atlanta falcons beat the dallas cowboys. at 8-0 atlanta is now the only undefeated team in the nfl. and they did it the hard way. on the strength of the four field goals from matt bryant. >>> actor will ferrell has a new role. he says he will do anything to get voters to the polls tomorrow. >> if you agree to vote in this year's election, i will personally give you a tattoo. fair warning, i do not know how to draw. i'll do a dance. just for you. that was just a taste. if you want the full buf
pittsburgh. 30 in columbus. 38 this morning in new york city. still have this cold chunk of air and area of high pressure to our north. that will be a good thing, because it will give us clearing skies shortly. few light showers south and east of the city. southern maryland, st. mary's city, might encounter a light shower or across the bay into st. michaels. few light sprinkles early. upper level disturbance moving through quickly. should move north and east, and you can see into the west now where we're getting clearing skies and that means lots of sunshine shortly. i think by 9:00, 10:00 this morning, should be mostly sunny and bright and beautiful afternoon. 54 today. weekend forecast generally looking good. 54 tomorrow. sunday, partly sunny. redskins and d.c. united. will not be raining, but clouds sunday afternoon. monday cloudy. most of next week looks quiet. traveling tuesday and wednesday, thursday looks good, too, for thanksgiving. >> thanks, tuck. >> let's go to julie wright now. >> good morning, tony, allison, tucker. you'll find traffi
, and ten of the 11 stores closed are open now, but it's a problem, especially in new york city, inner city manhattan, usually we don't get -- we lose power like that, and we're talking about on battery gas thing, generators for gas stations or maybe the apartment buildings should have generators for elevators as least. >> right, yeah, absolutely. john, always great. thank for coming on, we appreciate it. >> wonderful conversation, thank you, sir. >> thank you. >> who is wall street betting on to win tomorrow? charlie joins us in minutes from the new york stock exchange. >> plus, a critical week for greece, antiausterity moves, and whether they should abandon the year row. see where metals are heading. dow down 26 points. gold trading up, silver higher as well, but copper is trading lower. with the felity stock screener, you can try strategies from independent experts and see wh criria they use. such as a 5% yield on dividend-paying stocks. then you can customize the strategies and narrow down to exactly those stocks you want to follow. i'm mark allen of fidelity investments. the expert str
above rockefeller center here in the heart of new york city. and the crisp air is only adding to the electricity of this moment as we move into the final 24 hours of this presidential election race. tomorrow night a giant map on the iconic rink will be lit in red and blue as the results come in. if you're in the new york city area, we invite you to come down to the plaza and watch as history unfolds before your very eyes. and of course if you can't be here in person, stay with us here on msnbc the place for politics and for the best in election coverage. stay with us. the hour is short. and the day's top lines are coming up. ♪ a winter wonderland doesn't just happen. it takes some doing. some coordinating. and a trip to the one place with the new ideas that help us pull it all together. from the things that hang and shine... ...to the things that sparkle and jingle. all while saving the things that go in our wallet. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. trade in any light string and get up to five bucks off the latest holiday leds. >>> all for one and
changes everything. first from fox at 3:00 in new york city less than nine hours away from the first polls opening on election day and the nominees are not waste a single second squeezing out any undecided votes in swing states. and the last-minute marathon with stops in eight states today. you can spot the trend. all of the rallies in the battleground states that will decide the race tomorrow. president obama started the day in wisconsin. it will be the last day of campaigning ever, win or lose, campaigning for himself then appearing in ohio with bruce springsteen and rapper jay-z. governor romney will speak in virginia, starting the day in florida where he made gains in the polls, and tomorrow we begin a new tomorrow. tomorrow we begin a better tomorrow. this nation is going to change for the better. tomorrow. your work is making a difference, the people of the world are watching the people of america are watching. we can begin a bitter tomorrow. >>shepard: he will head to ohio where the buckeye state will likely decide the race. it could happen earlier in the night. now, fox has confirm
, and the difficulty of getting back to normal in some of the hardest hit areas, including here in new york city. nbc's stephanie gosk is with us tonight from brooklyn, stephanie, good evening? >> reporter: good evening, brian, we're in a place called the red hook initiative. it has become really a life line for the people in the community. we have been speaking with them all day long and they tell us after a week they are frustrated because there has been little improvement. there is no overstating the importance of a hot meal in red hook, brooklyn. a week after sandy hit and very few people in this low income neighborhood have electricity, and no one has heat. >> we just need power back, that is all. >> reporter: have you ever had to live like this? >> no. >> reporter: she lives just down the road, today, the power company was working on her house, but the water was the real problem. the basement was pumped three d days ago and then spilled again, until the power comes back. >> a long way to go, i'm on the last floor. >> reporter: she and her daughter, who struggles with asthma, have to hike up 18
but in some areas that just won't be enough. in new york city alone, more than 60 polling places have been moved or closed because of the storm. officials are scrambling now for other options. while cleanup crews continue to scramble, to get as much done as possible before the next storm, a harsh nor'easter moves in. >> the forecast is for continued cold weather for much of the week. and potentially a serious storm with wind gusts of 40 to 50 miles an hour, beginning wednesday afternoon and into thursday. >> reporter: way too soon for millions still reeling from sandy. jay gray, nbc news. >>> breaking news right now. fire and rescue crews in prince george's county are on the scene of a deadly crash here in upper marlboro. officials tell us two tractor-trailers and a car are involved in this crash here on central avenue. these chopper 4 pictures just coming in. two people in that car died when it became trapped underneath the trailer there. maryland state police are investigating. central avenue is closed right now from route 193 to six flags. we're learning new details now about two violen
berry. motorists in new york city and new jersey are having a difficult time finding an open gas station. many are having trouble being open so there are long lines where they are, about half the stations in the region are closed either because they ran out of gas or had no power. >>> meanwhile, new york will resume some subway service thursday and amtrak will restore some new york city service friday and the new york stock exchange re-opened without a hitch after a two-day shutdown. >>> now back to "hardball." >>> gm is back! chrysler is the fastest growing automaker in the world, and what's happened and what's ryan and romney's response? desperation. desperation. in the last hours of this campaign -- i just came from ohio -- in the last hours of this campaign, if you can believe it, they're running the most scurrilous ad in hoi and i want you to listen, one of the most flagrantly dishonest ads i can ever remember in my political career. >> welcome back. that was vice president biden. leading the false impression that they'll send american jobs overseas to china. here's part of the romn
of it and what the next president can get done. good evening from democracy plaza. here in new york city, it is saturday, november 3, 2012. this is a prime time edition of "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. i call it my election preview special, so we'll get to my first reads with a twist. we're taking a look at how we got here. presidential elections that aren't close are actually odd. no republican has gotten more than 300 electoral votes since 1988. only four democrats in history have gotten more than 53% of the vote. polls say the president may have an advantage, but romney could have an enthusiasm edge. bottom line, this is 1976 meets 2000 meets 2004. in other words, it's a very close race. so how did we get here? the president began this campaign weighed down by a troubled economy and still faces a jobless rate higher than any incumbent seeking re-election since fdr. when the president was sworn in, the economy was bleeding 800,000 jobs a month. in his first six months, there was a lot of money spent, some of it by choice, most of it by need. the wall street bailout, the federal
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